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'The Sisters Brothers confirms deWitt as one of the most talented young writers around' --Sunday Times
'Superb ... deWitt has ensured another unforgettable pair their place in fictive lore' --Sunday Telegraph
'so good, so funny and so sad' --Irish Times
`A stylistically impressive, darkly comic reworking of the traditional western' --Metro
'A witty noir Don Quixote ... A blackly comic fable about emptiness, lonliness and the hollow lure of gold'
'gripping and heart-wrenching' --Guardian
`Wonderfully funny and original' --Spectator
'The Sisters Brothers is intermittently moving, consistently very funny, and above all, original' --New Statesman
'A powerfully realized work ... the dialogue is sharp as a whip' --Times Literary Supplement
'A masterclass on the twists of the mind and heart'
'A stunningly accomplished book ... deWitt is on his way to greatness' --Dazed & Confused
`Bursting with vitality and driven along by a terrific pulpy energy' --Herald
'A lyrical homage to the classic western ... this has the makings of a cult outrider' --Time Out
'deWitt's book is inventive and has a smart line in dark humour' --Observer
`Extremely well written and very funny' --Big Issue
Patrick deWitt's first novel Ablutions was a huge critical success. Born in British Columbia, he has also lived in California, Washington, and Oregon, where he currently resides with his wife and son.
Nothing more than this, but 18 words are required so here they are - what a novel - simply outstandingPublished 4 days ago by chalkydowns
A pulp Western has lots of action, but only basic characterisation.
This novel is also set in the Wild West, and contains many violent actions, but it is primarily focussed on... Read more
This is an unusual story as it follows two hitmen on their journey to do a job and the variety of characters they meet along the way. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Susan
Loved this book, really not my genre but I liked the write up in a newspaper so decided to buy on a whim. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Miss Day
One of my favourite novels.
Two brothers, Eli and Charlie Sisters are sent on a mission to assassinate Hermann Kermit Warm, for reasons we do not know. Read more
Seems to drag a little towards the end - other than that a good read.Published 1 month ago by Zooney
Loved this book.
Very well written and imaginative story set at the time of the 1850’s goldrush in California. Eli has been hired to track and kill a man. Read more
I really enjoyed The Sisters Brothers. Great characters and great fun. The banter between the siblings was hilarious. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Leo P. Wirtz